Pasadena In Focus
May - June 2012


Register now for fall kindergarten at your neighborhood Pasadena Unified elementary school, or at the PUSD Welcome Center,
351 S. Hudson St.

Learn how to download library eBooks and apps to your iPhone, iPad or Kindle at a free class, Saturday, May 19,  2 p.m., at Linda Vista Branch Library, 1281 Bryant Street.

Author/instructor Esther Bradley-De Tally teaches writing in a six-week workshop on Fridays, May 4, 11, 18, and June 1, 8, 15, from 1 to 3 p.m., La Pintoresca Branch Library, 1355 N. Raymond Ave. Call 626-744-7268 to sign up.

Get screened for high blood pressure and diabetes for free, courtesy of Huntington Hospital Community Outreach, on Tuesday, May 15, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Hastings Branch Library, 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd.

Hundreds of vintage and contemporary Ferraris will be on display in Old Pasadena along Colorado Boulevard on Sunday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the annual Concorso Ferrari. www.oldpasadena.org or 626-356-9725.

Join fellow literati at Litfest Pasadena, a first-ever community-wide book festival at Central Park on Saturday, May 12, from 9:30 a.m. to
5 p.m. www.litfestpasadena.org.

Listen to cool riffs in the park at the 4th annual Jazzy Jam Concert at Central Park on Saturday, May 26, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 626-744-8081 or www.jazzyjampasadena.com.

Get a free health screening and learn more about eating right and staying fit at Get Healthy Pasadena 2012, Saturday, June 2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Pasadena Senior Center and Memorial Park, 85 East Holly St. Register at www.memah.org or 626-389-2759.

More than 100 artists will pop up around the downtown area as the city comes to life with free music and fun at Make Music Pasadena, a Fête de la Musique event, on Saturday, June 16, from 11 a.m. to11 p.m. www.makemusicpasadena.org or 626-356-9725.

The 20th annual Pasadena Chalk Festival returns to Paseo Colorado for Father’s Day Weekend, June 16-17, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Watch more than 600 chalk artists transform the Paseo with beautiful creations, enjoy live music and check out Kids Chalkland. 626-795-8891 or www.pasadenachalkfestival.com.

Celebrate the 10th season of 50 free concerts all summer long, Wed. – Sun. nights, June 16 – Aug. 26 at Memorial Park’s historic Levitt Pavilion. www.levittpavilionpasadena.org.

"Happy Birthday Pasadena:  Celebrating Now & Then,”  Sat., June 23, noon to 4 p.m., Pasadena Museum of History,
470 W. Walnut St. Come wish our city a happy 126th birthday! www.pasadenahistory.org or 626-577-1660, x10.

Note: All dates and times listed in Pasadena In Focus are as of the publication date. Call the numbers listed to confirm informa­­­­­­­tion. All events are free unless otherwise noted.

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